Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us $3,400 per month for bandwidth bills alone, and since we don't believe in shoving popup ads to our registered users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
«30 »
Who has physique on Mike Perry?
This poll is closed.
No One 13 30.95%
Francis N'gannou 29 69.05%
Total: 42 votes
[Edit Poll (moderators only)]

  • Post
  • Reply
Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012





Last month's thread is here.

Title is credited to Mike Perry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v43DxLyZd-g


June Recap

First off the UFC held UFC 250: Nunes vs Spencer at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas. Overall the card had some amazing Bantamweight fights that helped us forget how lopsided the main event was set to be. First on the main card we saw Sugar Sean O’Malley do a beautiful walk away KO over former WEC Bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland in just two minutes. It really was a slick and beautiful KO. Check it out.

https://i.imgur.com/WPMYEBy.mp4

Then Neil Magney took on fellow Welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin in a great fight that went the distance where all three judges saw Magney earn the nod. Welterweight is starting to get a tad crowded towards the top but Magney seems to be another name you could argue should be up there with his string of performances as of late. Next up we had another Bantamweight bout where Aljamain Sterling took on Cory Sandhagen in a quick and fast paced fight. The Serra-Longo trained Sterling ended up getting Sandhagens back and submitted him with a RNC in just 90 seconds, giving us a 2nd fantastic Bantamweight bout and made the case he should be up for a title shot soon. Then in the co-main event we saw former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt take on Raphael Assuncao. This was another great Bantamweight bout that actually went to the second round. However in the last second of the 2nd round Cody threw a hellacious hook that knocked Raphael out cold and the positioning of it was so odd this gif is pretty much required because it looked like a movie punch.

https://i.imgur.com/c7hBEZo.mp4

Then in the main event we saw Amanda Nunes defend her Featherweight Championship against Invicta FC champion Felicia Spencer in a really lopsided fight that went all 5 rounds. It was again just pure domination for The Lioness who took 50-44, 50-44, & 50-45 on the score cards. Nobody has really come close to stopping her yet.

Following that event the next weekend we had UFC Fight Night: Eye vs Calvillo and as mentioned in last month’s preview, it was not a card anyone really needed to end up watching. Quickly going over it, Calvillo defeated Eye in a catchweight because Eye missed weight, and ended up losing to Calvillo on all three score cards. Marvin Vettori finally got his fight with Karl Roberson and just walloped him and earned an RNC submission after Roberson missed weight, after having pulled out of their planned fight at UFC 249 due to issues with his weight cut. And that was about it. Nothing really special happened on that card.

The following week we then had our third event at the UFC Apex with UFC on ESPN: Blayeds vs Volkov and this was a pretty solid card overall. On the card we saw Jim Miller get a great submission victory over Roosevelt Roberts. Bellal Muhammad took on Lyman Good and took a Unanimous Decision, as did Raquel Pennington over Marion Renau. The co-main event gave us probably a FOTY contender in Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos where we saw the heavy handed Josh Emmett take the judges decision. Then in the main event Curist Blaydes wrestled the hell out of Alexander Volkov to a decision and took home the victory. Blaydes looked good but there were a few moments where Volkov looked like he was starting to open up, but his grappling defense wasn’t enough for Blaydes pace.

Finally we had our last event for the month, UFC on ESPN: Hooker vs Poirier. This was a card that was top to bottom just great free UFC fights. There was a catchweight bout that got bumped up due to a fight falling apart the week of when a fighter’s conerman tested positive for COVID. Then we saw Takashi Sato just beat the hell out of Jason Witt in 50 seconds en route to a TKO victory. Brendan Allen took a decision victory over Kyle Daukaus. Maurice Greene somehow got a bottom side control arm triangle/ezekiel on Gian “Chris Weidman’s Friend” Villante who was winning the fight. Seriously go watch it, it was the most Gian Villante way to lose the fight. Mike Perry brought the heat to Mickey Gall and despite having no cornermen aside from his girlfriend showed a lot of great adaptation to Gall’s changing gameplan. Perry then went on to rant in his fashion which gave us the thread title. In the main event, we had a FOTY contender as Dan Hooker and Dustin Poirier beat the hell out of each other for 5 rounds and it was a close as hell fight going into the final two rounds. Hooker looked more beat up and was breathing much heavier. His run at LW came to an end as Poirier took the judges decision but it will be had to find a guy who can beat Hooker who isn’t already a top title challenger.

UFC events in July

All of this is highly subject to change and the below UFC events and fights are solely what was available at the time of writing.

First in July we have UFC 251: Usman vs Burns “Fight Island” (aka Yas Island in the UAE). On paper this is an amazing card. Amanda Ribas is taking on Paige VanZant, Jessica Andrade is having her rematch with “Thug” Rose Namajunas, Petr Yan and Jose Aldo are fighting for the vacant Bantamweight Championship, Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski is rematching former champ Max Holloway, and teammates Gilbert Burns and Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman are facing off in the main event. This is a card that will be one you probably don’t wanna miss.

Following that we will have UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Ige which on paper doesn’t look too great but has some notable names. Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige will take the main event slot while former Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar will move all the way down to Bantamweight to take on Pedro Munhoz in the co-main event. There are a few more notables but nothing to get that excited for.

A week later and Fight Island will host its 3rd event, UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 2. The main event is a rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez for the vacant Flyweight Championship. The last time they fought was for the vacant belt but Deiveson didn’t make weight and despite winning didn’t take home the championship status. We also have Kelvin Gastelum taking on Middleweight Jack Hermansson, with Marc Diakiese facing fellow lightweight Rafael Fiziev.

Finally our last event for the month, and another one on Fight Island, is UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Till, why this isn’t an ESPN card idk because both Whittaker and Till are great names to put on ESPN but whatever. The card looks pretty fun. Former Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker is taking on former Welterweight Title Challenger Darren Till in the main event, with Mauricio Rua and Antonion Rogerio Noguiera having their third bout (Rua is 2-0 against Lil Nog) in the co-main event slot because gently caress it why not. “Cowboy” Alex Oliveira and Peter Sobotta are facing off, as well as former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum taking on former Light Heavyweight Title Challenger Alexander Gustafsson. This is a pretty stacked card for a “Fight Night” and worth catching if you don’t wanna watch the other events other than UFC 251 this month.


So...Fight Island is just Abu Dhabi?

Pretty much yeah.


What To Keep Busy With

We have been watching old or random MMA events on the MMA Goons Discord and have floated the idea of watching some of the awful/silly 1960s martial arts movies they added to UFC Fight Pass (or potentially other stuff like Bloodsport, etc.). The link to join is here - https://discord.gg/SkR8ZeC

You can also watch an old event from the UFC Fight Pass library (or any non-Fight Pass library event) and do your own write up over in the Let's Watch: Random Old MMA Events! Thread - https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3918401


Your Current Champions


Drawing by Macksy
Baddest Motherfucker Champion - Jorge Masvidal (35-13)
From the backyard street fights featuring fellow MMA icon Kimbo Slice, Jorge Masvidal has made a living off being as real as real can be. An MMA veteran of 16 years it’s hard to describe Masvidal’s career other than “consistently growing and adapting. Being brought over to the UFC following the Strikeforce purchase, Masvidal was somewhat viewed as a gatekeeper of sorts for the Lightweight and later Welterweight divisions. Losing only to surging title challengers via split decisions, Masvidal changed his approach to fighting ultimately looking to “baptize” his opponents with violent KOs. This change in strategy worked and Masvidal accrued two beautiful KO victories. Following Nate Diaz’s return to the UFC, Diaz called out Masvidal respectfully to fight to see who is the true Badded Motherfucker in the UFC. This gimmick somehow gained traction and an actual belt was made for the winner, which would be determined at UFC 244. The fight was competitive and exciting, with Masvidal taking an early advantage but Diaz working his way back into the fight. However a Doctor’s stoppage resulted in Masvidal being declared the winner via TKO in an anticlimactic fashion, prompting everyone to wish for a rematch to see the full fight play out in its entirety. Masvidal is a great fighter for you to watch the growth of on UFC Fight Pass if you haven’t seen it already.


Drawing by FishBowlRobot
Men's Heavyweight Champion - Stipe Miocic(19-3)
Having worked his way up to the Heavyweight Championship, Stipe Miocic went on to be the winningest champion in the division amassing a startling title defense record of 3 title defenses. However Stipe’s legacy was stopped short after being knocked out by Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (who went on to be a Champ-Champ) in the first round of their fight at UFC 226. Miocic disputed the loss, even though he was cleanly knocked out, and lobbied for a rematch. This took a full year to materialize and the whole time while Cormier was riding high as a defending champion in two divisions, Miocic stayed in Cleveland working his argument via Twitter. Eventually the rematch came to be thanks in part to Brock Lesnar using his appeal to the UFC to get a better paycheck off the WWE, making a DC/Lesnar fight disappear. Miocic was put in as a new opponent for Cormier for UFC 241 in 2019, a little over a year after their first meeting. This time however, Miocic went on to get revenge on Cormier and knocked him out following a setup via body punches earning his Heavyweight Title for the second time. Given the state of the UFC Heavyweight division, Miocic’s next opponent may be Daniel Cormier for a third time and a chance for DC to finally retire from MMA. Rumors are Stipe doesn't want to fight until COVID is taken care of as he's an active duty firefighter and Dana implied Stipe may be stripped due to inactivity. DC/Stipe 3 is still planned but if not, DC/Ngannou seems the likely replacement.


Drawing by Macksy
Men's Light Heavyweight Champion - Jon Jones (25-1-(1))
Daniel Cormier won the belt initially in May of 2015. After a series of defenses, Cormier lost the title in a rematch against Jon Jones, who himself was stripped afterwards due to testing positive for a PED. Jones eventually settled with USADA after a 15 month investigation. Cormier was reinstated as the champion, before himself being stripped due to being a dual-weight champion and competing more recently at Heavyweight. To determine the new champion, the UFC decided to pit Jon Jones against Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch of their barn burner from 2013. Jones subsequently was able to best Gustafsson and win via third round TKO victory, becoming Light Heavyweight Champion again. Jones recently defeated Thiago Santos but another legal issue has come up for the champion involving assault at a strip club in Albuquerque so maybe Jones will be stripped of the title...again. Jones will possibly face Reyes but some people think a rematch with Santos is warranted. In March, Jones got arrested for a DWI and improper use of a firearm (read: he was drunk driving and shooting his gun off) despite the quarantine situation in the US. As usual Jones got a slap on the wrist and then shortly after mocked former opponent Anthony Smith over Smith’s home being invaded by some random dude. Jones is still somehow beloved by some idiots. Jones is currently having Twitter slapfights/rants over the UFC not letting him go to HW and fight, while also donning he GI Joe uniform and taking his guns to protect businesses during the BLM protests/riots in ABQ.


Drawing by Lucasar
Men’s Middleweight Champion - Israel Adesanya (19-0)
Israel Adesanya entered the UFC for his first bout on February 11, 2018. In less than a year (by 1 day) he was headlining a UFC PPV, thanks in part to the main event falling out, against Anderson Silva. To say he was a rising star is an understatement and fate seems to be willing to back him on that notion. Following Robert Whittaker getting another injury that put him on the shelf, Whittakers initial opponent Kelvin Gastelum was paired up with Adesanya to determine who would be the Interim Middleweight Champion while Whittaker recovers. At UFC 236 Adesanya was pushed to his limits by Gastelum, but the man known as “The Last Stylebender” showed that he wasn’t all hype and nearly finished Gastelum in the final moments of the fight, which certainly helped him clinch his Unanimous Decision victory and become the UFC Interim Middleweight Champion. His followup performance was that of near perfection as he faced reigning champion Robert Whittaker, who Adesanya KO’d with a solid counter hook in just two rounds. To follow that up, Adesanya wanted to face Paulo Costa but the latter was out with injury so Yoel Romero was sent in. The two more or less half fought for 5 rounds but saw Adesanya win the Unanimous Decision. Izzy/Costa seems like the most logical booking for the champ next.


Drawing by Cavauro
Men's Welterweight Champion - Kamaru Usman (16-1)
Debuting in the UFC back in 2015, Usman took a slow and methodical approach towards working his way up the UFC’s Welterweight division en route to a title shot. Running through opponents Damian Maia and Raphael Dos Anjos most recently with dominant performances, Usman earned the opportunity to face Tyron Woodley in Woodley’s fifth title defense. Many presumed that Woodley’s size and power would be too much for The Nigerian Nightmare, but boy were those people wrong. Throughout the entire contest, Usman controlled Woodley easily on his way to a Unanimous Decision victory with Usman winning all five rounds on all three judges scorecards. Woodley essentially never got any offense going throughout a 25 minute fight thanks to Usman’s style of smothering pressure. The next challenger for Usman was Colby Covington, who put up a challenge but ultimately was TKO’d in the 5th round of their fight. As said above, Burns is the next challenger on July 12th.


Drawing by Jerusalem
Men's Lightweight Champion - Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0)
Finally, it's Khabib Time. At the UFC 25th anniversary press conference, it was announced that Conor McGregor would be Nurmagomedov’s first opponent as champion. The bout went down at UFC 229 and, surprising some, Khabib dropped McGregor early in the fight but unsurprisingly relied on his wrestling to keep the Irishman down before submitting him with a crank. Post-fight however, chaos erupted as both teams got into various brawls. Khabib has said he would sit out his suspension, which he did until September before handily schooling Interim Champion Dustin Poirier. We really want Tony vs Khabib to actually happen this time as it’s scheduled to take place in April but because of Coronavirus Khabib is in lockdown in Russia. He will next face Justin Gaethje this month.


Image by Macksy
Men's Interim Lightweight Champion - Justin Gaethje (22-2)
Justin Gaethje came into the UFC off the winning streak he accumulated at WSOF. He put on a FOTY performance with Michael Johnson in his first fight and then would go on to become a household name thanks to his never boring fights. When he was paired up with Tony Ferguson to fight for the Interim Lightweight Championship we all knew there was a chance The Highlight would beat El Cucuy but we all hoped both guys would be better off regardless of the outcome. In just 7 fights with the UFC, Gaethje captured Championship Gold (yes its Interim but loving come on). He's won so many performance bonuses in just those 7 fights its insane. His wrestling is good, and his striking (when he is composed and patient) is hard to beat at the Lightweight Division. If Ferguson wasn't your pick to beat Khabib, Justin probably would be the next likely guy. He's likely to fight Khabib by the end of the year should things not blow up between now and then.



Drawing by kimbo305
Men's Featherweight Champion - Alexander Volkanovski (21-1)
Quietly working his way up the ranks over the past year or so, Volkanovski finally assumed the throne of Featherweights in the UFC at the tail end of 2019. Besting Max Holloway in a 5 round banger by solid gameplanning and scouting of his opponent, Volkanovski was as humble in his victory as Holloway was in his defeat and promised to be a respectful champion. Alex and Holloway are gonna run it back 1 more time and see if the initial fight was a fluke or not. I don’t think it was personally.


Drawing by NAG
Men's Bantamweight Champion - Vacant
Having claimed his second UFC Bantamweight Championship TJ Dillashaw accepted the challenge of moving down to the Flyweight division to face Henry Cejudo for the Flyweight title. However things didn’t go as planned and Dillashaw was TKO’d in just under 90 seconds. Things didn’t get better as Dillashaw was then confirmed to have tested positive for EPO in not only that fight but the rematch he had with Cody Garbrandt. With the title vacated, totally of Dillashaw’s own choosing and not UFC punishing him, Cejudo was matched with Marlon Moraes to determine who would be the king of the Bantamweights. After a cringey week of fight hype, mostly on Cejudo’s part, the pair faced off in June of 2019 at UFC 238. Moraes looked to be dominant in the first round but Cejudo rallied back in the second and third rounds to eventually put away “Magic” Moraes. Now the king of two divisions, Cejudo is very vocal about how he is the greatest combat sport athlete ever. I mean, he has an Olympic Gold Medal and two UFC championships to his name. Clearly he is the greatest and we should just get used to watching his own form of performance art. Cejudo then beat former Bantamweight Champion Cruz at UFC 249, and won via TKO. Cejudo then announced his retirement from MMA in the post-fight interview. Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo is the next Bantamweight Championship bout for the vacant title at UFC 251.


Men's Flyweight Champion - Vacant
Having clawed his way back to a second fight against Flyweight Champion Demetrius Johnson, Henry Cejudo claimed the title at 125lbs. Next “The Messenger” only had one defense at Flyweight, against TJ Dillashaw who at the time was the UFC Bantamweight Champion. 11 seconds into their fight Cejudo was the victor and then announced he planned to move up to Bantamweight to fight Dillashaw for Dillashaw’s title. That fell apart however, and Cejudo bested Marlon Moraes for the Bantamweight championship. However inactivity at Flyweight due to injury has resulted in the title being vacated with the winner of Joe Benevidez and Deiveson Figueiredo being crowned. The MMA gods then decided to do their thing and Deiveson came in overweight thus ineligible to win the title while Benavidez was. However Deiveson then won by KO thus leaving the title still vacant. We will get a rematch between the two where both hopefully show up on weight.


Drawing by NAG
Women's Featherweight Champion - Amanda Nunes(20-4)
Amanda Nunes claimed the Featherweight Championship with relative ease given the opponent she was facing was the long time problem known as Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. After a quick KO in the first round we’re now left wondering “What is the Featherweight Division really for now that Cyborg is dethroned?” With Cyborg no longer in the UFC, and Nunes seemingly more interested in fighting at Bantamweight we’ll probably see the 145lbs division for women shut down. Just kidding the UFC put together a Featherweight bout for UFC 250 rather quickly so this division is somehow still alive. Nunes again dominated her opponent and we’re all left wondering “so really who is next for the GOAT?”



Drawing by NAG
Women's Bantamweight Champion - Amanda Nunes (19-4)
Nunes headlined UFC 200 in July of 2016, putting a vicious beating on Miesha Tate and securing a rear-naked choke victory in a little over three minutes. She backed this up with a brutal 48-second TKO victory against former Women's Bantamweight Champion and WMMA pioneer Ronda Rousey in late December 2016. Nunes was slated to take on Valentina Shevchenko in a rematch of their March 2016 fight, with that match being moved to UFC 215 in September 2017. Nunes retained by a razor-thin split decision. Her next fight was against Raquel Pennington at UFC 224, which was held this month in Rio de Janeiro. Nunes spent four rounds mauling Pennington, then pounded out a clearly already finished Pennington in the fifth, to retain her Championship. Nunes then faced Cyborg for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship and much to the surprise of pretty much everyone, beat the long time feared Featherweight with relative ease. With her victory, Nunes became the first two division champion in Women’s UFC History as well as the first Champ-Champ in UFC Women’s History. Nunes next defeated Germaine de Randamie at Bantamweight and is awaiting for a new challenger to arrive.


Drawing by awesomeolion
Women’s Flyweight Champion - Valentina Shevchenko(17-3)
The UFC’s Women’s Flyweight title was vacanted after Nicco Montaño failed to make it to the weigh-ins at UFC 228, citing a need to visit the hospital. This, in turn, left her bout with Valentina Shevchenko nullified. Having not fought in roughly 9 months, the UFC decided Montaño was no longer the champion of the division that they just made 10 months ago and instead opted to vacate the title. As a result of this, Shevchenko faced Former Strawweight Champion Joanna (Jędrzejczyk) at UFC 231 winning a clear decision victory. The next opponent for “Bullet” was Jessica Eye at UFC 238, who Shevchenko basically murdered and it was not a fun KO. Seriously, it was pretty heartbreaking if you have an ounce of sympathy in your body. Following this up, “Bullet” faced and avenged a loss to Liz Carmouche in a showdown in South America that nobody really remembers. Shevchenko then faced and defeated Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247. Flyweight is a bit of a wasteland and thus a new challenger has yet to amerge.


Drawing by NAG
Women's Strawweight Champion - Zhang Weili (21-1)
With the fall of Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Strawweight seemed to be lost with anyone who could serve as a dominant champion. Rose Namajunas had the best run with two bouts as a champion but fell to Jessica Andrade via a powerful slam. So understandably the idea Andrade is the new ruler of the division and would be for a while was held. However Andrade’s reign came rather abruptly short when she took on Zhang Weili in her first defense. The Chinese fighter has been on a tear since arriving in the UFC. Defeating the likes of Tecia Torres and Jessica Aguilar, the UFC promoted her to be the first challenger as they began their push further into China’s entertainment market. The gamble paid off as Zhang won in less than a minute. However, Zhang is not just a fluke fighter. She’s been undefeated in 20 fights in a row, with her lone loss being her professional debut back in 2013. Zhang then called out former champion Joanna, with the two facing off in an all out barn burner of a fight at UFC 248. Zhang was tested but persevered and ended up taking home the victory extending her win streak to 21. In happy news, Zhang got back home to China about 3 weeks after the event due to the coronavirus issues to be with her family.




Other Stuff

In the ever crazy landscape that is MMA fight rosters, you can always head over to the B-League MMA: Grand Prixs and Untested Pee thread by CommonShore if your favorite fighter is unceremoniously fired via Twitter by Dana White.

Head over to the 2020 Best & Worst of MMA thread to post your memorable moments of 2020.

We have the Let's Watch: Random Old MMA Events! Thread thread which has been great to read about/relive events through other people’s eyes and worth getting in on yourself if you like writing.

Finally, shout out to DumbWhiteGuy for providing details for the MMA IRC channel.

irc.synirc.net #mma

Join your fellow MMA fans in discussing all things MMA in a place probably secure against nuclear armageddon - IRC has been around for so long I'm not convinced anything could kill it.

As previously mentioned there is also the MMA Goons Discord if you no longer use IRC because you are living in the 21st century - https://discord.gg/SkR8ZeC

As usual if there’s any mistakes please let me know and I’ll fix it as soon as I can.


All Hail The IKs

So apparently myself and Brut were made IKs of the combat sports stuff (sumo, boxing, kickboxing, mma, grappling, etc.).

If you see something really egregious, please report it so if Brut & I miss it, Jerusalem or Junpei can catch it.

I think I can speak for both of us when I said, we're gonna be pretty laid back. I am very willing to throw out comedy sixers or so (i'm making a folder of approrpiate MMA images to do just that). Just stay cool and good goons like you guys have always been. You're all nice people anyway and hardly cause any issues to begin with.

Mekchu fucked around with this message at 03:24 on Jul 1, 2020

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Balthesar
Sep 4, 2006


Bisping owns

Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

There's a ghost in me
Who wants to say I'm sorry
Doesn't mean I'm sorry







Mah boy

Also, sorry for dragging over a quote from the previous month, but:

Stealth Tiger posted:

Now I really need Anik to grow out the mustache and the male pattern baldness hairdo. And then just never acknowledge it on air ever.

I read that as "male pattern badass" and thought, yeah, that tracks.

I dunno why I suddenly like Anik? Maybe it's the not cracking during the Mike Perry interview.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Had to follow PMP's direction and vote for Ngannou

crepeface
Nov 5, 2004

r*p*f*c*

Mekchu posted:


Drawing by FishBowlRobot
Men's Heavyweight Champion - Stipe Miocic(19-3)

I loving love this.

Also, I'm hyped as gently caress for UFC 251. Not only does the card look great, but it's the first one that I can watch with my friends at the pub like we normally do.

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



Long Live Fight Island

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry



Helwani doesn't know JACK poo poo could have easily made it as a thread title

Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

There's a ghost in me
Who wants to say I'm sorry
Doesn't mean I'm sorry






Memento posted:



Helwani doesn't know JACK poo poo could have easily made it as a thread title

We all wish we had cocaine that good

Shadow225
Jan 2, 2007






It may be worth noting that Emmett had his leg torn off mortal Kombat style in his fight and still had a foty contender.

Radical 90s Wizard
Aug 5, 2008

~SS-18 burning bright,
Bathe me in your cleansing light~


Holy Moly I just caught up with the Villante fight

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Radical 90s Wizard posted:

Holy Moly I just caught up with the Villante fight

lol

why

Hollandia
Jul 27, 2007

rattus rattus



Grimey Drawer

It’s a fun trashweight fight imo

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012





It was the most exemplary example of a trashweight fight.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Watching Villante just laying in hard punches and realizing,"Oh God he's going to gas so badly" was a hell of a thing.

Hollandia
Jul 27, 2007

rattus rattus



Grimey Drawer

The weird finish and the shocked commentary was just

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Oh yeah Bisping trying to figure out just what directly the gently caress had happened was pure gold

I admit I really only saw the last round, because I was in and out of the room while it was on but it mostly seemed like a very average trashweight fight.

SalTheBard
Jan 26, 2005


I forgot to post my food for USPOL Thanksgiving but that's okay too!




Fallen Rib

I feel like I'm in better shape than Villante

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

SalTheBard posted:

I feel like I'm in better shape than Villante

Did anyone say Giant Villante yet?

rest his guts
Mar 3, 2013

...pls father forgive me
for my terrible post history...

Memento posted:

Did anyone say Giant Villante yet?

no, because in sports giant generally has a positive connotation

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014

A true renaissance man



Pillbug

rest his guts posted:

no, because in sports giant generally has a positive connotation

Giant Silva

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



Nap Ghost

Memento posted:

Did anyone say Giant Villante yet?

I called him Gian Big Country Villante in the GDT.

CarlCX
Dec 14, 2003

and she walked in
looking like dynamite




CommonShore posted:

Giant Silva

Giant Silva > Sentoryu > Kim Min-soo > Minowa > Sokoudjou > Matt Hamill > Jon Jones

Joey McChrist
Aug 8, 2005

I'M VINCENT KENNEDY MCMAHONDROID DAMMIT




villante is the trashweightest, bisping is the best on commentary, all hail fight island

also congrats brut and mekchu, can one of you hit me with a comedy sixer featuring a favorite knockout? thanks

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Nis
Feb 21, 2011



i would also like a comedy sixer featuring preferably a leg kick or a nice head kick

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Foul Fowl
Sep 12, 2008

Like a snail that melteth away into slime, they shall be taken away; like a dead-born child, they shall not see the sun.

i really hope aldo beats yan but i feel like he's gonna look really good for about two rounds boxing yan up and then the physicality and pressure will be too much for 2020 skeletal bantamweight aldo.

Foul Fowl
Sep 12, 2008

Like a snail that melteth away into slime, they shall be taken away; like a dead-born child, they shall not see the sun.

Mekchu posted:

So apparently myself and Brut were made IKs of the combat sports stuff (sumo, boxing, kickboxing, mma, grappling, etc.).

Foul Fowl fucked around with this message at 20:11 on Jul 1, 2020

Grant DaNasty
Jul 16, 2006





https://www.the-sun.com/sport/10678...tagon-on-beach/

quote:

Commenting on Fight Island, UFC president Dana White recently said: "The fighters are not going to walk out lined up with tiki torches on the side.

"I will not be sitting in a big throne overseeing the octagon and watching the fight.

"We actually have an arena. We built a little arena there that's very, very cool.

So it's going to be indoors, no throne, no torches, and it's probably going to look like it could be any empty arena in the world.

...yay fight island.



Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

There's a ghost in me
Who wants to say I'm sorry
Doesn't mean I'm sorry






Can I get a comedy sixer with a fighter doing something music related? DJing, dancing, not picky.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Brut
Aug 21, 2007

Герой Советского Союза



No Dana, it's not going to be very, very cool, it's going to be 90 degrees.

Hollandia
Jul 27, 2007

rattus rattus



Grimey Drawer

Seems like a wasted opportunity.

Ad by Khad
Jul 25, 2007

SomethingAwful's Official Karen


congrats on the IK stuff, you both follow combat sports like crazy so it seems like a good move

I would like to request a comedy sixer of the best leg kick man known to man, Pat "HD" Barry, with the text WHEN I HIT YOU, YOU GONNA KNOW YOU BEEN HIT

Failing that I would happily accept CRUSHER Kawajiri or my favorite twitch streamer/UFC Champion Jens Pulver (put him in the loving Pioneer Wing, Dana)


Dirt Road Junglist posted:

Can I get a comedy sixer with a fighter doing something music related? DJing, dancing, not picky.

suggesting Genki Sudo for this person here

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

rest his guts
Mar 3, 2013

...pls father forgive me
for my terrible post history...

CommonShore posted:

Giant Silva

ty brotha.

also ayyy congrats to the bee mods. Brut always fields my dumbass questions and Mekchu always sets up the juicy GDTs. respect my friends

leftist heap
Feb 28, 2013

Gurpgork?



Fun Shoe

I don’t really think Aldo is gonna have anything for Yan at all.

blue footed boobie
Sep 14, 2012


UEFA SUPREMACY

leftist heap posted:

I don’t really think Aldo is gonna have anything for Yan at all.

Yeah he’s going to get beat up.

Southpaugh
May 26, 2007

Smokey Bacon




He's still jose aldo guys, even if hes the emaciated version.

Eat This Glob
Jan 14, 2008



Lipstick Apathy

id like a wmma probation picture. tia

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Ad by Khad
Jul 25, 2007

SomethingAwful's Official Karen


lmao that image was fuckin perfect for that text, thank you

Rigel
Nov 11, 2016



https://twitter.com/mma_kings/statu...360015426985984

Brut
Aug 21, 2007

Герой Советского Союза




5 small octagon shows in August makes me happy!

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Foul Fowl
Sep 12, 2008

Like a snail that melteth away into slime, they shall be taken away; like a dead-born child, they shall not see the sun.

Southpaugh posted:

He's still jose aldo guys, even if hes the emaciated version.

he looked amazing against moraes, and imo he won that fight. granted the only thing similar about moraes and yan is that they're both physically terrifying fighters. but i think/hope/pray that you will have egg on your face if you count aldo out altogether.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply
«30 »